Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Three !?!?!?!

I can remember my Mama always telling me, "When you get to be a Mama you'll understand!" I totally get it! Being a Mama is the hardest and yet most rewarding job on Earth! There are days {lots of days!} I think I'm going to pull my hair out and still all it takes is a sweet little kiss, or a tender little hug with "I love you Mama", or "Thanks Mama!" and I melt into a big fat puddle! I stayed up last night until 1:00 a.m. {the time John Luke was born} thinking back on that day---night---days! Amazingly after all that pain, the most vivid memory is how in that very moment I felt different. From the very instant he came into this world, I was a new person. I thought differently. I loved differently. I prayed differently. I even looked differently! {Ha,Ha!} I live in a different world! Consumed with my children and what is best for them. And crazy enough, I love that! My children melt my heart in less than a blink and I know they always will! I am blessed beyond measure! Thank you, Jesus!

Three whole years ago my sweet man {JuJu--the name he has given himself} was born. He arrived at 1:00 a.m., weighed 8lbs.6ozs. & 21 1/2 inches long.
He had an amazing head full of dark hair, and a very mishapen head. {Which worried his daddy tremendously!}
He was completely perfect and very much welcomed by me, his extremely exhausted Mama!
And his daddy was super proud!
Now he is sweet, caring, fun-loving, super funny, entirely too bossy, beautiful, generous, shy {sometimes}, hard-headed, determined, and silly! He keeps us laughing! He's John Luke. And I L-O-V-E him more than I could have ever imagined possible!
Good Morning Birthday Boy!
Party at "church-school" as he calls it---MDO...

We love you John Luke! Happy Birthday!!!

**Please stop growing up so fast!


Marvelous Mommy said...

Aw what a cutie! He was a big baby! My little girl had tons of hair when she was born too!

The Sansom Family said...

Happy Birthday John Luke! He is such a handsome boy! I enjoy reading your blog! You have such a beautiful family! Who knows, in 13 years, John Luke may be picking Sara Catherine up for a date! Ha!

Lori said...

It does come fast doesn't it? We just did this a few weeks ago! Happy Birthday John Luke!

Tina K Rogers said...

happy birthday john luke! he is sooo cute in that shirt!!

Ashley said...

Happy Birthday, John Luke! We love you!!
(that's all I can say without getting too emotional this morning about that precious boy!)

Breanna said...

He is soo adorable Beth and you are such a great mommy!! Oh and I love the picture with the silly string everywhere :)!

Heather said...

Happy Birthday JL!!! We did this in January, so sad that they're growing up.

Julie said...

Happy Bithday JL!!!!! (It seems like yesterday we were conversing over the phone about whether or not you were REALLY in labor). LOL!!! Ready to party with all of you on Saturday!!!

Lori Griffin said...

Happy Birthday John Luke!!

Nan said...

What a night!!! I get tired thinking about it. Happy birthday "Nan's little man", I love you!!!!